Junior School Swimming Gala
We had another fantastic afternoon at the Aberdeen Aquatics Centre on Tuesday, this time with the return of the Junior School Swimming Gala. The pupils were so excited to be back with many of them taking part in this event for the first time. Individual records were broken with some excellent swims and pupils had great fun in the House relay events. Well done to everyone who took part and to all of our year group podium winners.
On Monday afternoon our Senior House Netball competition took place and the final placings were:
Blackfriars - 1st
Straloch - 2nd
Collyhill - 3rd
Sillerton - 4th
Well done Blackfriars!
S3 and S4 were delighted to have one last match of the season as both year groups travelled to Morrison’s Academy in Crieff on Thursday. S3A had a slow start to their game, missing several tackles and playing quite scrappy rugby. However once they settled into the game, they managed to control the majority of play, but still allowed the opposition to run too much with the ball. The boys worked well as a team to get the ball out wide, which resulted in good tries. Overall they gave a solid performance to win the match and a great finish to the season.
S4 played a scrappy game on a small pitch but showed just enough resilience to come away with a narrow win. A few players were forced to play out of position and were a great asset to the team by keeping the scrum strong against a more experienced Morrison’s forward pack. The tries RGC scored showed everything the boys have done well across the season: strong ball carrying, support and offloading then moving the ball away from rucks to space. Well done boys, ending the season on a high.
The semi final of the SISFA Cup kicked off in Dundee on Thursday afternoon. A well contested game finished 1-2 in favour of Stewart's Melville. It was a difficult one for our boys to take, given how close the game was and how hard they had worked against a strong opposition, fighting back from a 2 goal deficit and just coming short. For our S6 pupils it was the last game in what has been an exceptional first season of Senior Football for a long time at RGC, and we wish them all the best in their future endeavours. For our S4 and S5 boys, we look forward with great anticipation to next season.
Thursday was an important day for our Senior Basketball team as they travelled to the Regional Performance Centre in Dundee to play their Scottish Cup semi final. They sadly lost to strong opponents Wallace High, who were clearly the best team there. The boys played outstanding and were challenging opposition for Wallace High. It was nip and tuck the whole way, ending the third quarter with a couple threes to go up 8 going into the fourth quarter. The boys clawed their way back to within 3 points with 15 seconds to go then hit a couple of free throws to go 5 points up. They made three free throws on their next possession to get within two points, but sadly didn’t have time to get the ball back and the match ended 64-62 to Wallace High. So close!
Next up was the 3rd / 4th place play off against Shawlands Academy. RGC was in control for most of the game, suffering a little wobble in the second quarter to bring the scores close at half time. However the second half saw RGC take care of business the rest of the way and they also had the chance to give a lot of players more playing time than usual. Well done to the team on their convincing win and overall 3rd place in the Scottish Cup. What an excellent season they have had!
What A Season for RGC Sport!
What a successful season all our sports teams have had, with many of them making it through to the semi finals or finals of national competitions. Our participation levels have remained high across all sports and we would like to say well done to each and every pupil who has been part of Sport at RGC this term. They have put in a tremendous amount of effort and shown teamwork and resilience. We are looking forward to next term where pupils can move on to Athletics, Cricket and Tennis amongst other sports, as well as the welcome return of our Championship Sports Day.
Click here for a full breakdown of the week’s results.